New students are encouraged to tour or schedule a visit to Kent State University, the College of Communication and Information (CCI) to learn about the campus, our schools and majors.

Parking for all of these programs is in the Kent Student Center Parking Lot off Summit Street.  Tell the parking attendant you are on campus for a college visitation program.  See the Campus Map for directions and a map of campus.  

For general questions about college and school visits, contact Debra Lamm in the Dean's Office of the College of Communication and Information at 330-672-2950 or


If you're a prospective undergraduate student or family member interested in a communications-related major and want to get an overview of all the great opportunities available within our college, a College Information Session is for you. Sign up by selecting "College Information Sessions for Undergraduate Students" below.

Tours & Info Sessions for CCI Undergraduate Majors

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The College of Communication and Information (CCI) Info Session is designed for prospective students who are considering careers in fields such as digital science, digital technology, digital film and media production, broadcast journalism, multimedia journalism, design communication, photography, photojournalism, communication studies, public relations, advertising, user experience design (UXD), human-computer interaction among many other career possibilities.  The CCI info session is led by a college professional and broadly covers the Schools of Digital Sciences, Communication Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication and Visual Communication Design. You will also hear about CCI’s student organizations, including student media, studying abroad, CCI’s living-learning community in Olson Hall and more. After the information session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and see the facilities.

Make a day of it! Schedule a morning general campus tour and shadow one of our afternoon classes in your area of interest.  Shadow class opportunities begin at 2:15 p.m.

We look forward to meeting you!

All information sessions are held between 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24
Thursday, September 26
Monday, September 30
Wednesday, October 2
Saturday, October 5
Tuesday, October 8
Wednesday, November 13
Monday, November 18
Wednesday, November 20
Register here for a CCI Info Session


OPEN HOUSE - School of Visual Communication Design (VCD)
October 17, 2019 - Scroll down for details and registration 


For more information, contact Debra Lamm in the CCI Dean's Office at, (330) 672-7643. 


Communication Studies Majors (COMM)

Communication Studies’ graduates are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s workplace—from international organizations, pre-law and politics, human resources, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, marketing and business, and so much more.  The School of Communication Studies offers concentrations in Applied Communications, Global Communications, Media and Society and Relational and Workplace Communication. To meet with a college professional to learn more about the School of Communication Studies (COMM) located in Taylor Hall.

For questions about scheduling a visit, please contact Kelly Schobinger,, (330) 672-2659.

Digital Sciences Majors (DS)

The School of Digital Sciences prepares students for careers in technology; user-experience design (UXD), web development, web design, data analysis, software development, consulting firms, education institutions, government institutions, project management, entertainment, telecommunications. For questions about visiting the School of Digital Sciences, please contact Deanna Burritt-Peffer,, (330) 672-2725.

Journalism & Mass Communication Majors (JMC)

Prospective JMC students and their guests will join us for a guided tour of Franklin Hall, our modern, multimedia facility and home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC). They will see our HD digital TV studio, media newsroom where print, broadcast and multimedia intersect, and learn more about the JMC majors. Students and guests will have the opportunity to observe a TV broadcast following the tour.

For questions about JMC tours, please contact Lorie Bednar,, 330-672-2572.

Visual Communication Design Majors (VCD)

The School of Visual Communication Design offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Communication Design, a BFA in Photography and a BA in Visual Communication Design. Register below for an information session to meet with a faculty member and tour the newly renovated Taylor Hall. 

VCD Open House, Thursday, October 17, 2019

Join us for a full day of activities to learn more about degrees in Photography and Visual Communication Design. You and your guests will have the opportunity to meet faculty members, college professionals and current students. This is an all-day event. You can stay for one session or stay for the entire day! What's in store: 

  • Portfolio showcases
  • Connect with current students, faculty and advisors
  • Design & Innovation session
  • Get info on financial aid, scholarships and housing
  • Sit in on a VCD or Photography class
  • Lunch is provided

Register for the VCD Open House

For questions about VCD tours, please contact the VCD office at,, (330) 672-7856.

Request a group visit

If you would like to bring your class for a visit with one of our schools, please fill out this brief form and we will contact you.

Group Visit Request Form

for more information  

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General Campus Visits & Preview Days

Campus Tours

If you haven’t seen the Kent State campus yet, we’d suggest that you schedule a campus tour on the same day as a college information sessions or school tour (see below).  Campus tours are offered daily for both undergraduate and graduate students and include a 30-minute presentation and a 90-minute walking tour. 

Preview KSU!

Preview KSU!, offered once during the summer and fall semesters by Undergraduate Admissions, includes a comprehensive visitation program for high school students and families.  Students can attend a CCI academic session as part of Preview KSU.

Register for Campus Tours & Preview Days

Tours & Visits for CCI Graduate and Doctoral Students

Graduate (Masters) Students

If you're a future graduate student, please contact the graduate coordinator for your program of interest to schedule a visit or tour of the facilities.

Doctoral (Ph.D.) Students

If you're a future doctoral student interested in our Ph.D. program, please contact Miriam Matteson Interim Associate Dean, to schedule an individual visit.